Alan Johnson MP - UK Home Secretary 2009 - 2010

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Duration: 30 minutes

The British public appears increasingly alienated from mainstream politics and politicians - a phenomenon which can also be seen in other mature democracies. Stephen Sackur speaks to Alan Johnson, who held a series of cabinet posts in the last Labour Government. He's that rare breed, a politician who grew up in poverty and worked his way up from the bottom. Has today's professionalised class of politicians lost touch with real life?


Stephen Sackur
Interviewed Guest
Alan Johnson


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